International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : AHMAD GHULAM BAKSH , AL SAVVARIS , ANTONIOS TSOURDOS
The use of ZigBee wireless sensor network has increased, covering various application areas. The different features of ZigBee like self-healing, robustness, support for mesh topology has made it as an attractive option for use in industrial applications. In this paper the efficiency of using the ZigBee communications in an aircraft environment is analyzed. More specifically, the efficiency of the wireless communications between the sensors present in the aircraft wings with the controllers located in the cabin is analyzed. An earlier design of the aircraft wiring model is utilized to simulate the radiowave propagation. CST (Computer Simulation Technology) software is used to produce the simulations in this work. The paper concludes by providing the impact of the wing shape and the wing inner structure on the radiowave propagation present in the aircraft wing.